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20 Mai 2018

Autor:
Adam Vaughan, The Guardian

Shell faces shareholder challenge over climate change approach

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Royal Dutch Shell faces a shareholder challenge over climate change this week, as investors insist oil and gas firms should offer more transparency and action on carbon emissions.  A growing number of pension funds have backed a resolution at Shell’s AGM on Tuesday that calls on the company to set tougher carbon targets that are in line with the goals of the Paris climate deal.  The proposal has been backed by the Church of England, the Dutch pension fund Aegon and...Nest, the workplace pension scheme...Mark van Baal, the founder of Follow This, a Dutch campaign group that brought the resolution, said: “Investors have a choice: vote for Shell’s ‘whatever world’ or vote for the world of the Church of England, a world in which all companies set targets to limit climate change to well below 2C.”  The resolution has been highlighted by 60 large investors managing more $10.4tn (£7.72tn) in assets, though they stopped short of publicly backing it...It is the third year in a row that Follow This has brought a climate resolution to Shell’s AGM.  Ben van Beurden, Shell’s chief executive, has admitted the resolutions played a role in convincing the firm to announce a plan to halve the carbon footprint of the energy it sells by 2050.  Follow This has welcomed the move but said it is not enough...

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